Joy Morin at Color in My Piano posted the following quote today:
“Music is the medicine of the breaking heart.”
~Leigh Hunt, English essayist and poet
The Lacrymosa from Mozart’s requeim is the perfect medicine for a breaking heart – offering sympathy and a sliver of hope – not a quick fix but something much deeper. After living through the emotional turmoil of the harmonies throughout the piece, the last chord is a sigh of relief and a ray of sunshine. I love these videos for the simple but profound depictions of the harmonies.
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